Live! Hospitality & Entertainment, a division of The Cordish Companies, announced today that VIVO! DOLPHIN MALL will open its doors for the first time on FRIDAY, JUNE 23, 2023 beginning at 11:30am. One of the most exciting new dining and entertainment destinations in South Florida, Vivo! will feature unparalleled nightlife, live music, dining, and events year-round.
Grand opening festivities will kick off Friday, June 23rd and continue throughout the month with a packed lineup of live music, entertainment, and events for the entire community. Details on grand opening festivities and additional summer entertainment and events forthcoming. Be among the first to know by visiting www.vivodolphinmall.com or engage on Facebook and Instagram @vivodolphinmall. Beginning today, reservations for Sports & Social can be made online by visiting www.sevenrooms.com/reservations/sportsandsocialdolphin.
With a name meaning “lively,” Vivo! will be The Cordish Companies’ first Live! district to open in Florida. For over two decades, Live! has dramatically changed the entertainment experience all around the country, welcoming over 55 million visitors a year to its high-profile properties across the U.S. The entertainment district, conveniently located at Dolphin Mall five miles west of Miami International Airport where Dolphin Expressway and the Florida Turnpike intersect, will create a new all-encompassing destination for lunch, brunch and dinner; high energy sports watch parties; local, regional and national live music and entertainment; a vibrant nightlife; new-to-market events and social experiences; family-friendly activities; and more.
Anchoring Vivo! will be nationally acclaimed concepts Sports & Social and PBR Cowboy Bar, beloved local favorite Sergio’s Cuban American Kitchen, as well as the Vivo! Plaza with room to host up to 2,000 people for concerts and events. Found in other markets at similar entertainment/lifestyle districts, professional sports stadiums, and world-class casino resorts, SPORTS & SOCIAL is a carefully curated dining, entertainment, sports viewing, and social concept. The space will feature three bars, live music and entertainment throughout the week, nostalgic arcade games, and an unrivaled sports-watch atmosphere – the next best game watching experience outside of a stadium or arena.
Outfitted with state-of-the-art audio-visual technology, the sports bar will offer an impressive 50-foot LED screen that allows for simultaneous viewing of multiple games and sporting events. Game days will feature an electric environment with elements such as emcees and DJs, live fan-cams, competitions and games, and industry-leading sound and light effects. The 17,000-square-foot domain will offer an elevated menu by James Beard Award Nominee, Chef John Suley, from its made-from-scratch kitchen. Guests will be able to enjoy a full menu for lunch and dinner as well as an indulgent brunch experience on the weekends.
Menu favorites include Crispy Kataifi Wrapped Shrimp, Cacio e Pepe Arancini, the Southwest Bowl, Truffle Mushroom Flatbread, Nashville Hot Chicken Sandwich, and Beef Barbacoa Tacos. Sports & Social’s carefully crafted beverage menu features specialty cocktails such as the Cinnamon Smoked Old Fashioned, Tropical Fever, and a variety of its famous Signature Crush Drinks including the Orange Crush, Tequila Crush and Paloma Crush. The COPA ROOM at Sports & Social, a signature bar area, will offer guests an expanded menu of specialty beverages including elevated wine offerings, high-end scotch, whiskey and bourbon, craft cocktails and beers.
The result of a partnership with PBR (Professional Bull Riders), the world’s leading bull riding organization, PBR COWBOY BAR will live up to its legendary name, bringing an authentic Country Western spirit married with big-time entertainment and nightlife to Vivo!. The 10,000-square-foot venue will offer high-energy music, two expansive bars, private VIP tables with bottle service, world-class sound and lighting, and a mechanical bull.
The soul of PBR Cowboy Bar comes alive through its great entertainment, the best in country music, and its rich traditions, including Freedom Friday, a night of appreciation once a month for all military personnel, veterans, first responders and public service members. As the 13th PBR Cowboy Bar in the country and the first in Florida, guests can expect big-name country music entertainment as other venues have welcomed national stars including Luke Bryan, Old Dominion, and Justin Moore. PBR will be a refreshing new spot for great music, vibes, and dancing in Miami’s buzzy late-night party scene.
Sports & Social and PBR Cowboy Bar will both open onto a sprawling VIVO! PLAZA that will create a free flowing community gathering space for live music, sports watch parties, family-friendly events, cultural celebrations, food and beverage festivals, and more. The highlight of Vivo! Plaza will be its stage, complete with a state-of-the-art 24’ LED screen for sports viewing and live musical performances. With room to accommodate 2,000 people for concerts, the Vivo! Plaza will showcase a wide range of live music that celebrates local, regional, and national touring artists.
Guests can also expect to enjoy beverages from the Vivo! Plaza’s Blue Moon Garden Bar and Plaza Bar, as well as various lawn games, covered picnic tables, and plenty of lounge seating. The open air space will include a container food and beverage area for guests to eat and enjoy bites from beloved local restaurant SERGIO’S CUBAN AMERICAN KITCHEN and refreshing drinks from CRUSH BAR, including Maryland’s signature Orange Crush drink, which is landing in South Florida for the very first time. The iconic beverage takes fresh squeezed juice and your choice of spirit and serves it up over crushed ice.
For more information on Vivo! Dolphin Mall, please visit www.vivodolphinmall.com and engage with us on Facebook and Instagram @vivodolphinmall.